August 1st, 2008
11:37 AM ET
Are the Black Crowes 'Jealous' of 'Harder'?
Did Gretchen Wilson rip off the Black Crowes?
CMT reports that attorneys for the Robinson brothers’ band are coming after the "Redneck Woman" singer for copyright infringement. The Crowes’ point (or that of their attorneys): the Wilson song "Work Hard, Play Harder," used in a promo for TNT’s "Saving Grace," has some strong similarities to the Crowes’ "Jealous Again." (TNT, it should be noted, is a unit of Time Warner, as is CNN.)
Wilson's label, Sony, had no comment to CNN on behalf of Wilson, but Pete Angelus, longtime manager of The Black Crowes, had this to say: "We find the musical verses of Wilson's song to be such an obvious example of copyright infringement that I expect all parties to reach a relatively quick resolution to avoid litigation."
What do you think? Here are links to Wilson’s song and the Crowes’ 1990 tune.
- Jennifer Wolfe, CNN Entertainment Supervising Producer
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